This is an exquisite piece of jewelry. The cameo is a vintage carved shell piece which I have put on a mesh background necklace back and added the cameo along with encrusting the piece with old pearls and aurora borealis stones. I think the picture says it all. It will be a piece to be handed down through the years and you will get so many compliments when you wear the necklace. The gold tone chain will make the piece fall just at your neckline in order to draw attention anywhere you choose to wear it.